the city with new information at noon to explain what is at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. what's at take for these women they say is the chance to serve on the front lines, be recognized for their efforts. for years, women were not allowed on the front lines of military coomb bat. but a recentry filed -- combat but a recently filed lawsuit changes that. >> this directly contributes to the notion that women do not belong in the military that they, in fact, weaken the armed forces. >> reporter: these women representing all branches of the military along with the aclu have filed a lawsuit. >> the enemy doesn't distinguish between gender. when i was going out on missions in iraq and my vehicle was hit by an efp and everyone in it my vehicle received different is selves of shrapnel, the shrapnel didn't miss me because they saw i had an x chromosome. >> reporter: this policy makes it difficult for them to do their job and even prevents them from leadership policy. >> this policy is bad for the armed services, bad for our service members and needs to be changed.